I am almost 3 weeks post op for a laminotomy discectomy L5-S1 right/side
(1) My surgery was on Friday 03, 2014 after my surgery was done I woke up in the recovery room very sore. I spent the night in the hospital, the next day I woke up I was shocked that the pain in my butt/leg was gone. I walked around the hospital hall with a walker, and a P/T aid. once discharged I went home and started the healing process.
(2) Holy xxx did the pain return in a 2 days but it was no big deal so I thought cause I have been on Oxycodone. Upon visiting my surgeon to get my staples out my back I asked the my Doctor about my pain. He said don't worry the pain will go away it takes a long time for the nerve to heal. The nerve was moved around and inflamed. My Doctor gave me Methyiprednisolone round of steroids to help with healing process.
(3) I need to know from other people what the road ahead is like I feel like this nerve is never gonna heal it seems that the longer the road the more this nerve is hurting me. I almost feel like it will never get better, any idea how long I can get any real if from this pain.